High speed car chases are a danger to all motorists on the roads because of the potential to cause motor vehicle accidents. There has been a great deal of debate over whether police should engage in these chases due to the dangers presented to other drivers and pedestrians. Time of day, traffic conditions, road conditions and location of the incident can all be additional factors for police to consider.
High speed police pursuits are often required to get criminals in custody, but the safety of other drivers must also be considered. At Roswold Law Group we support the efforts of the police department in keeping our streets safe and preventing auto accidents in Missouri and Kansas. We also encourage drivers to be aware of the traffic around them and to quickly pull over at the sound of oncoming emergency vehicles.